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Hackers infiltrated the US government's healthcare portal, but did not steal any data uploaded by customers.
Firm's top lawyer again calls for stop to "unfettered collection of bulk data," argues for reform of secret FISA court.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt tells the crowd at South by Southwest that the company's efforts to secure its user data from attacks are now complete.
Requests for customer mobile phone data from federal, state, and local authorities topped 1 million, says a US senator. But no carrier said whether it had received requests under the Patriot Act.
Requests from governments worldwide for user information have more than doubled since three years ago. Worse still, says Google, is what the US won't let us tell you.
The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.
In his first term, President Obama started to make good on his pledge to improve government transparency. But a truly open government depends on citizens actively ensuring that all public agencies share information and respond to feedback.
Both Obama administration and House Republicans "have a long way to go" when it comes to allowing programmers and the public access to key government data, forthcoming report says.
President Obama tells federal agencies to get a move on to keep pace with a citizenry that more and more gets things done via smartphone.
The heads of major science and research agencies to launch research and development program for capitalizing on big data.